A quick analysis of Link as a left-handed hero, and reasons as to why he is.
I always see Link as being both right and left handed. Multiple Links means multiple genetics
This is true that some can be right-handed. However, for Skyward Sword, that was pure mechanics, and for Wii U, that might be the same. Before that, he's always left-handed, or is ambi but prefers use of his left hand.
Link was only right handed on wii because originally the gamecube port of Twilight Princess was mirrored to match up what they figured the majority of wii users would be using, their right hand. And they just did the same with Skyward Sword. Link has always been left handed because Shigeru Miyamoto is left handed. That is why :) Oddly enough, when I use a bow (I'm right handed) I hold the bow with my left hand (arrow with right) but in the new trailer does anyone remember which hand the bow was held in? Has the wii/wii-u made link forever right handed now?
@christian, Link shoots the bow right handed in the trailer (holds left, draws right). Like Link, the manner in which you shoot the bow yourself is actually the norm for right handed people. I have been practicing the yumi forever as well as shooting my Mongolion Bow (with and without a thumbring) for years. If you are trained young enough then you can choose your bow hand based on eye dominance. I am right handed, chose to shoot right handed, and am right eye dominant so luck was on my side and all worked out. Too late to change now anyway. Most people will have similar luck though there are some that do not fit the pattern. Particularly lefties that are right eye dominant.
I really wondered that as well...putting a clearly right handed bow picture on top doesn't really help the argument.
I've never actually used a bow :( I was just recalling memories from childhood toys/games or when I'm making bow hand gestures for conversation (suprisingly this is a common occurence, like talkign abotu a film where a guy gets an arrow to the jugular) Morganfell, you're already pretty damn awesome for your comments alone but now to find out you use a bow? Aint nobody gonna fuck with that. Bad ass.
Never heard the "one’s shield must always be facing ... Death Mountain" thing, pretty cool explanation.
Yeah, I thought it was pretty cool myself. Wish they'd do more stuff like this to be honest!
Link is supposed to be a reflection of the player, there are more right handed than left handed people, if you raise your right hand, your reflection (in a mirror) will raise its left hand. That is why Link is left handed.
Hmmm, I never quite heard this explanation before, but it's a pretty interesting one nonetheless.
That actually it.
Seriously?? A real zelda fan would know that he left handed cause shigeru miyamoto is left handed.
And here I thought it was bc *I'm* left-handed. ;) (but yes, he is, and likes to make lefty characters!)
cause he's not right handed? Scientists think this is due to genetics
Really, who gives a shit?
He might be left handed but he is right eye dominant if he holds his bow like that.
There are these things call traits with dominant and recessive genes.
Lol these articles are so pointless.
Left-handed master race
Nintendo made link a righty on wii cuz apparently research showed more ppl held a wii mote in right hand. GAMECUBE VERSION of T.P. Has link in original left hand mode. The hand and entire world on wii of TP is simply mirror mode. Lakes, rivers, dungeons theyre all on the opposite side.
Maybe hes not left handed and holds his sword in his left and shield in the right because he believes a stronger defense is more important than a strong offense.
He's me. We have the same birthday, and we're both left-handed. The first two statements are a lie. We ARE both left-handed though. And awesome if only because of that.
When you wipe your butt with your left hand and shake hands with your right hand... You're doing life the right way. Not at the same time of course.
In the older games, (Link to the Past etc), Link switched sword hands depending on what direction he faced, so at least in those, I assumed he was Ambidextrous.( though lord knows how he was able to switch so fast or why he did at all, outside of game logic.XD) The explanations for it in 3D Zeldas are cool, though.
He's left handed because of genetics.
he's the anti Christ obviously, the left hand is the hand of the Devil!
He's left-handed because Miyamoto is left handed. He's said this before. Next question!
I don't know why this warrants an article but I also didn't read it. Tl dr; I'm a typical Internet user.
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